Performances by Chicago, Dwight Yoakam and LeAnn Rimes, as well as
stage productions of “Rock of Ages,” “Mamma Mia” and “The Addams Family”
are among the highlights of the 2013-14 season at the EKU Center for
The schedule for the Center’s third season also
includes concerts by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Rockapella and Jim Brickman.
Other musicals on tap include “Man of La Mancha” “A Christmas Carol” and
“Flashdance the Musical.”
The lineup also features musical tributes to Pink Floyd, Queen, the Bee Gees and The Beatles (“Rain”).
out the 2013-14 season will be: The Spencers Theatre of Illusion,
Cirque Eloize Cirkopolis, Dinosaur Train Live, Irish Chamber Orchestra,
ballet performances of “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake,” Popovich Comedy
Pet Theatre, Sid the Science Kid Live, Golden Dragon Acrobats, Disney’s
“Beauty and the Beast,” “Hamlet,” and Handel’s “Messiah,” performed by
the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.
“We’re very excited about
this year’s lineup,” said Jill Price, interim director of the Center.
“There’s truly something for all interests and ages, and we look forward
to welcoming guests from throughout Kentucky and beyond for what we
believe is our best season yet.”
Last season, approximately
35,000 guests (not counting school showings and other special events)
attended EKU Center for the Arts programs.
In addition to
individual event tickets, five different ticket packages are available,
including packages devoted to Broadway, families, children and the rock
music shows. The packages offer up to a 20 percent discount over
individual event ticket purchases. Those who purchase the Signature
Series (every show) receive preferred seating, free parking and a 50
percent supper club discount (on a space-available basis). Costs for the
Signature Series range from $1,012.70 to $1,283.90.
complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the Alumni Coliseum lot
(across the Eastern By-Pass from the Center) is available for all
Subscription (package) tickets will go on sale (phone or
box office only) on Wednesday, June 19. Individual event tickets will go
on sale (phone, box office and online) on Monday, July 15.
To see a complete description of events, season packages and associated costs, visit EKUCenter.com.
For more information about the 2013-14 ticket season, call 859-622-SHOW
or 1-855-EKU-SHOW (358-7469), or visit the Center’s box office, which
is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
Patrons can also enjoy a pre-event
meal at the EKU Supper Club prior to select performances. Seating is
limited, and reservations must be made in advance.
Details about programming specifically for school audiences will be announced later.
complete 2013-14 schedule, along with ticket cost range for each
individual event, follows (all times 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise
Sept. 13, The Spencers Theatre of Illusion, described
as modern-day Houdinis, blending theatrical elements of Broadway with
rock-concert energy, $30.
Sept. 18, Chicago, one of the most
successful bands of all time, with 21 top-10 singles and five
consecutive No. 1 albums, $57-$87.
Sept. 20-21, Cirque Eloize
Cirkopolis, blending worlds of circus, dance and theatre, Friday at 7:30
p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., $47-$62.
Sept. 27-28, Flashdance
the Musical, the movie comes to life on stage with electrifying dance
numbers, Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., $47-$77.
4, Dwight Yoakam, the Kentucky native who has sold more than 25 million
records and whose 2012 album, “Three Pears,” earned widespread critical
Oct. 10, “Weird Al” Yankovic, “The Alpocopalypse Tour,” and Grammy Award winning musician/comedian, $39-$49.
24, Jive Talkin’ Bee Gees Tribute, a trio paying tribute to the
hitmakers who spanned decades and musical genres with many memorable
Nov. 2, Dinosaur Train Live!, a stage show based
on the Jim Henson Company-produced PBS children’s program that embraces
the fascination kids have with dinosaurs and trains, $25.
Irish Chamber Orchestra, a renowned ensemble that shares the stage with
two of the world’s most celebrated flutists, Lady Jeanne and Sir James
Nov. 12, Rockapella, one of the world’s most sophisticated and enduring vocal pop groups, $25-$35.
Nov. 20, Jim Brickman, “The Love Tour,” featuring the award-winning pianist, $35-$45.
Dec. 7-8, “The Nutcracker,” presented by the Lexington Ballet, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., $25-$35.
Dec. 8, Handel’s “Messiah,” Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Lexington Chamber Chorale and guest soloists, $25-$40.
10, “A Christmas Carol,” a celebrated adaptation of the Dickens
classic, performed by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, $35-$45.
Dec. 14, LeAnn Rimes, performing a combination of her biggest hits, new songs and holiday favorites, $50.50-$70.50.
Jan. 15, “Swan Lake,” performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet, featuring leading dancers from across Russia, $30-$45.
18, Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, a family-oriented blend of comedy,
juggling and performing pets. Each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs
were once strays, rescued from animal shelters, 3 p.m., $30.
Jan. 25, Sid The Science Kid Live, bringing to life the popular PBS children’s show produced by the Jim Henson Company, $25.
1, “The Addams Family,” the smash-hit musical comedy that brings to
life one of the strangest clans ever to fill a television or movie
screen, 3 and 7:30 p.m., $45.50-$85.50.
Feb. 13, Golden Dragon
Acrobats, showcasing traditional Chinese acrobats, dance and costumes,
electrifying music and modern theatrical techniques, $30-$45.
Feb. 18, “Man of La Mancha,” an all-new production complete with the Tony Award-winning score and book, $47-$77.
26, “Rock of Ages,” the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical blending
classic arena-rock songs with a love story, $50.50-$70.50.
5, The Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute performance of the
ground-breaking group’s biggest hits, complete with dazzling light and
video show, $35-$60.
March 8, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” a
romantic and magical tale filled with unforgettable characters, lavish
sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, 3 and 7:30 p.m.,
March 19, “Hamlet,” the Shakespeare favorite
performed by The Acting Company, America’s premier touring repertory
March 22 and 23, “Mamma Mia,” the Broadway
musical reprising the timeless music of 70s pop greats ABBA, Friday at
7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., $45.50-$75.50.
26, One Night of Queen, performed by Gary Mullen & The Works, a
theatrical concert paying homage to one of the greatest bands of all
time, complete with dazzling lighting and special effects, $35-$52.
6, Experience the Beatles with Rain, including complex and challenging
songs The Beatles never performed on stage, $45.50-$65.50.